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Meringue for 9-Inch Pie

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Meringue for 9-Inch Pie
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Here's a foolproof meringue. The sugar is cooked with cornstarch and water until thickened, which provides stability to the egg whites during beating and baking. The resulting meringue clings to fillings, doesn’t shrink and cuts beautifully. It's well worth the small bit of extra time!

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1/2
cup cold water
4
large egg whites
1/8
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool completely while making filling for pie recipe. (To cool more quickly, place in freezer about 10 minutes.)
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat egg whites and salt with electric mixer on high speed just until soft peaks begin to form. Very gradually beat in sugar mixture until stiff peaks form (which helps dissolve the sugar.
  • 3 Spoon meringue onto hot pie filling. Spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust to prevent shrinking. Bake about 15 minutes or until meringue is light brown. Cool away from drafts.
Tips  

Spoon meringue onto hot pie filling. Spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust to prevent shrinking.

Shape meringue with back of spoon into desired shape, building up side.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
0
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
13g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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